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Energy efficient solutions? We can help.

Our products and know-how turn your vision into real solutions that change things for the better.
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Energy efficient solutions? We can help.

Our products and know-how turn your vision into real solutions that change things for the better.
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Energy efficient solutions? We can help.

Our products and know-how turn your vision into real solutions that change things for the better.

We can all do one thing…

Climate change is the biggest challenge we face. ‘Going green’ is now not a lifestyle choice, it’s a choice for life, and even small changes – if made by a large number of people – can make a huge difference.

Sustainability presents many challenges: reduced energy consumption; higher efficiency; longer product life; increased use of renewable energy and less dependency on fossil fuels; local energy generation.

Everyone must play their part.


For over 60 years, Panasonic has been developing and producing compressors for a wide variety of applications. Manufacturers globally choose Panasonic compressors, for e.g., refrigerators, heat pumps, and air conditioners, because of their reliability and energy efficiency. Decades of innovation led to an extensive portfolio of compressors that feature, for example, rare earth magnets, optimized oil/refrigerant ratios, or variable-speed inverter compressors with natural refrigerants that match their speed according to the demand to operate highly efficiently.

The compressor lineup features rotary, scroll, or reciprocating compressors, available with fixed or variable speeds. And all compressors from Panasonic Industry share these key characteristics: they are highly efficient, durable, and provide reliable performance.

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Reciprocating Compressors Variable Speed


Compressors are one of the essential core components at the heart of a lot of appliances; yet most people never set eyes on a compressor.

Wireless modules for smart thermostats

Our Wireless Connectivity Network solutions for Energy Efficiency

Panasonic‘s portfolio of wireless module solutions is the technology of choice at the core of modern smart energy applications in private, commercial or public buildings.

From gateways to lighting assets or smart thermostats – our modules ensure that energy is only consumed when (and where) it is really needed.

Our wireless modules information

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Wi-Fi 6: PAN9019(A)

The PAN9019 is a dual band 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz Wi-Fi 6 companion module with integrated Bluetooth BDR/EDR/Low Energy (LE) and optionally 802.15.4 radio (PAN9019A Variant).
Wi-Fi modules

PAN9028 (88W8987)

Wi-Fi® 5 2.4/5.0 GHz Dual Band + Bluetooth® 5.2 Combo Module enabling very high data rates & specifically designed for highly integrated applications
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Bluetooth Low Energy modules

PAN1780 (nRF52840)

Bluetooth® 5.3, IEEE® 802.15.4 & NFC: The PAN1780 offers high design flexibility at high performance with its ARM Cortex-M4F, 1MB Flash and 256kB RAM.
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Bluetooth Low Energy

LE Audio/Dual Cortex MCU: PAN1783

The PAN1783 is a Bluetooth 5.3 Low Energy (LE) module based on the Nordic nRF5340 single chip controller featuring isochronous channels and LE audio.

Amorphous Solar Cells

Amorphous solar cells: Amorton Panasonic Industry


Even in low or artificial light conditions, solar cells can harvest energy to power devices. Calculators, wristwatches, and remote controls are just a few examples.

Panasonic Industry’s Amorphous silicon solar cells (Amorton) provide power to these products. But the possibilities of the Amorton technology are much broader, especially when it comes to applications for small communication devices centered around IoT applications.

Instead of changing primary batteries of helpful devices that surround us daily, the Amorton technology offers a sustainable and efficient solution. Panasonic Industry’s Amorton cells enable energy harvesting for home applications or professional solutions like sensors, security devices, electronic shelf labels, wearables, picking systems, remote controllers, beacon terminals, or trackers. Because Amorton can harvest energy even from LED lighting indoors, maintenance and design of IoT applications can be elegant and eco-friendly at the same time. The Amorton portfolio comprises thin, lightweight, and even flexible cells that can be used indoors or outdoors. Also, a combination of different Amorton cells is possible to provide a customized solution that follows a given shape and desired power output.


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Amorton for the indoor environment

Amorton for the indoor environment

Amorton is stable even in low or artificial light conditions, making it the ideal energy harvester for indoor wireless sensor networks.
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Amorphous Solar Cells

Amorton thin film cells are available on rigid and flexible substrates for indoor and outdoor use, as standard cells or customized solutions.

PaPIRs: Panasonic’s Passive Infrared or Pyroelectric (PIR) Motion Sensors

Sensors are a key enabling technology for energy efficiency. Smart homes, smart workplaces and smart cities all rely on accurate information regarding the presence and movement of people.

Passive infrared and pyroelectric motion sensors are used widely in lighting controls, security cameras/alarms, home appliances, and many other applications. More recently, the Covid Pandemic has resulted in new application, such as the turning on of displays that encourage use of disinfectant when people walk past. These motion sensors can be effectively combined with IoT technologies, for example, to communicate the availability of meeting rooms and restaurants, as well as record in-store movement to collect large amounts of data.

Panasonic Industry Europe is a leader in this market with a huge portfolio of PIR motion sensors, optimized to various applications.

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Passive Infrared Motion Sensors - PaPIRs

The best PIR motion sensors convince with their simple plug-and-play concept and are extremely small and powerful.
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Motion sensing for street lighting and aisle applications made easy

Panasonic Industry introduces the new PaPIRs Ultra Wide and Long Distance Detection Type
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22 years of PaPIRs - a success story

Developed from the ground up over 22 years,
production of PaPIRs has exceeded 100 million
units. Here we go behind the scenes of the product,
which will be key to a data-driven society.
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Small size, big energy savings

Environmental protection is a pressing issue, and demand for energy-saving features is growing - PIR Motion Sensor PaPIRs are our solution.
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New PaPIRs low profile motion sensor

Panasonic Industry extends the passive infrared sensors series EKM with a new low profile type.


Panasonic offers a wide range of energy solutions for portable and stationary applications. Find out how we are able to power your business with the right battery to increase the runtime of your product, to decrease your maintenance costs and last but not least to power your application reliably.

Lithium batteries: the perfect fit for demanding industrial applications

Panasonic's CR series Lithium cylindrical batteries feature a long-term reliability, an operating temperature range between -40°C and +85°C, a self-discharge rate at 20°C of just 1.0% per year, stable impedance throughout the battery life, and superior high drain discharge performance. Our batteries can power applications such as meters, smoke detectors, car alarms, marine devices, tracking & RFID products, etc.

Nickel Metal Hydride long life back-up batteries for solar-powered applications

These very tough Ni-MH batteries offer a very long service life when using intermittent charging in high ambient temperature conditions (≤75°C for certain types). Moreover, these batteries are ideal as a replacement for standard Ni-Cd batteries. They are recommended for use in applications such as emergency lighting, servers, elevators, automated teller machines (ATMs), solar powered devices and as a back-up for base stations.

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Lithium batteries metering leaflet

Our leaflet gives you an excellent overview of Lithium batteries to power applications such as gateways, heat cost allocators, electricity, gas and water meters
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Perfect fit for demanding applications

Lithium long life type - long-term reliability

These Panasonic Lithium cylindrical batteries are ideal for industrial equipment. They offer both excellent high-rate discharge performance and a long service life.
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Ni-MH batteries for infrastructure

Ni-MH long life back-up batteries for infrastructure

The expected lifetime of these back-up batteries is about 8 to 10 years. Additionally, they feature a superior charge efficiency under high temperature conditions and are available in various sizes.


Smart meters and intelligent power distribution systems, enabled by a Cloud-based IoT infrastructure will help us consume less energy and minimize energy wastage. Panasonic Industry Europe has one of the crucial building blocks for such applications - polarized power relays, including industry’s smallest components, the 8A DSP series.

Panasonic invented the polarized relay 50 years ago. A permanent magnet is employed to increase the magnetic force of the coil, therefore less electric power is used to switch the contacts. Since its invention in the 1960’s, we estimate that Panasonic energy efficient polarized relays have saved the industry 3 billion kWh of energy in Europe. In the next 10 years with the move to smart homes, smart offices, smart factories, and smart cities, we expect this to increase significantly.

Latching relays are also energy efficient as they require no power to remain in one switching state once activated.

PhotoMOS® relays also contribute to energy saving thanks to their very low power consumption. And because PhotoMOS® have no mechanical parts there is no arcing or abrasion, so the lifetime is virtually unlimited. Therefore, they contribute to sustainability and maintenance costs are minimized.

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PhotoMOS relays

PhotoMOS® relays

The world's most extensive product portfolio for industrial and automotive applications.
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Power relays

A full range of power relays including: slim 5A relays for industrial automation; latching types for building automation: and 120A PCB devices.
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Signal relays

A broad portfolio of devices, including latching types, is available for loads up to 2A.
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Safety relays

From 2-pole to 8-pole, all versions are polarized, feature low energy consumption and withstand high shock and vibration conditions.

Capacitors and Power Choke Coils

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Every electrical system requires power. Yet every time power is converted – either via an AC/DC power supply or a DC/DC power converter - there will be power loss. 
Panasonic Industry Europe offers a wide range of passive solutions including hybrid and film capacitors and power choke coils that contribute to energy-efficient power conversion by minimizing power conversion losses.

Power inductors guarantee high reliability and stability during lifetime thanks to a metal composite core made up of iron-based metal powder and a resin binding system. This high-quality design ensures excellent electrical and mechanical characteristics even in harsh environments like low AC resistance loss, efficient thermal dissipation, miniaturization, and stable inductance value even at high currents and temperatures. Metal composite inductors also show very low DCR values which can help to enhance power efficiency when used in input filters and DC/DC converter applications.

In addition to power inductors, hybrid aluminum electrolytic capacitors, which are the combination of liquid electrolyte and polymer, can contribute to high efficiency levels by offering a very low and stable ESR. Thanks to the liquid electrolyte, hybrid capacitors offer a very stable leakage current behavior as well as a highly conductive polymer material both of which reduce noise in designs.

For applications that require even more safety, Panasonic Industry’s film capacitor fuse function technology is the most suitable. Moreover, the high humidity resistance of Panasonic film capacitors is ideal for applications used outdoors or exposed to high humidity.

Product range


Inductors (coils)

Panasonic metal composite monolithic structure realizes highest reliability, robustness and performance.
Conductive Polymer Hybrid Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors

Hybrid capacitors

These devices combine the low ESR characteristics of specialty polymer capacitors and the low leakage current of aluminium electrolytic capacitors.
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Film capacitors for a wide variety of applications

Low ESR, high reliability and long life solutions for industrial, automotive, infrastructure and home appliance applications.

Thermal Interface Materials

Excess heat is a system killer. Even if a system continues to run, if it is operating above a specified temperature then it will not be performing efficiently. Both situations have serious consequences of the sustainability. Conversely, if systems can be kept cool – or at least within specified limits – then system life will increase, and performance will be optimized.

Heat produced by components such as power semiconductors must be dissipated via heat sinks and fans. Traditionally, grease has been used as the interface material ensuring that no bubbles of heat-trapping air exist between heat producing component and cold wall. GraphiteTIM graphite sheet is a better, more sustainable, and longer life solution.

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Thermal Interface Material (TIM)

Our thermal interface material, based on soft graphite material technology which offers a low thermal resistance on both axis to reduce heat source temperature and prolong the lifetime of your device.
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GraphiteTIM: Optimizing the thermal path for your power module

This article looks at a variety of ways to achieve good interfacing between heat source and cold wall, focusing on solutions for power modules

Smart gas metering

Rapid climate change means we must reduce our dependency to fossil fuels. Natural gas, which is a big CO2 contributor in the global energy mix, must be progressively replaced, first with biogas and eventually with decarbonized hydrogen. The first step in this process involves injecting biogas and hydrogen into the existing gas grid, and industry is rapidly ramping up to meet this new demand.

At Panasonic Industry Europe, we offer key components for smart gas meters, including ultrasonic gas flow and concentration sensors which work flawlessly with a mix of natural Gas, biogas, and Hydrogen – this is industry's first sensor that enables real-time simultaneous measurement in a humid environment.

Other important smart gas metering components from Panasonic - shut-off valves, RF solutions, sensors - enhance reliability, enabling 24/7 operation for decades in tough environments, with high safety levels detecting leakage, abnormal behavior, or even seismic activity.

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Smart metering

Use cases

How new technologies help utilities in energy management transition.
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Smart meters

Why Panasonic

Panasonic contributes to the realization of a sustainable society by providing solutions for hydrogen.


“Global environmental issues must be our top priority”…"we will confront today's issues head-on to make sure we don't pass society's ills on to future generations"…
Yuki Kusumi, CEO, Panasonic.

Panasonic Corporation has made a commitment to achieving net zero CO2 emissions at all its operating companies by 2030. Looking to 2050, the company has shared its goals for contributing to society-wide reductions in CO2 emissions by switching customers to energy-saving products and supplying energy-saving solutions and green energy technologies to B2B/B2G customers.

From Energy creation to Energy consumption: Discover Panasonic Industry Europe’s wide range of technology and product solutions. It might surprise you to see what we have to offer including:

  • Relays; Passives; BLE Modules; Passive Infrared and Pyroelectric (PIR) Motion Sensors; Smart Gas Metering Components; and Thermal Interface Materials.

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Our commitment to global sustainability

We are striving to create 'A Better Life, A Better World'.
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185 kilowatts closer to the "Environment Vision 2050"

Panasonic Industry implements further measures of its global sustainability strategy – and presents a new photovoltaic system at its Ottobrunn site.
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Innovation for a sustainable agriculture

Panasonic Industry supports ETH Zurich’s Rowesys project
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